The model minority myth is often used as a tool to protect white supremacy, deny institutionalized racism against Black Americans and justify anti-Black racism.
Our panel of experts break down some of the night's biggest questions, surprises, and moments.
When one group controls powerful cultural platforms, like white heterosexual men in the Hollywood film industry, it elevates and legitimates their worldview over that of other groups and marginalizes the experiences and humanity of the dominated groups in the process.
HONG KONG -- Hollywood has shaped the view of at least two generations of non-Westerners by showing them a distorted view of history and claiming that Western values and culture are superior to non-Western ones. This is the industry that portrays every Vietnamese fighter as a Communist and, of course, every American soldier as a hero. Two generations of people around the world have been disconnected from their own cultures -- or, at the very least, their own local filmmaking cultures -- through the marketing power of Hollywood and its built-in American exceptionalism.
As long as those very same people who were aiming to boycott the show allow their hard earned money to be channeled into the show's industry, on some level the boycott would be counterproductive.
Some hideous gowns and too much make up, that is my own overall skin-deep reaction of the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony.
Tonight, all eyes are on the Dolby Theatre and the 88th Academy Awards. But tomorrow morning -- after that 500 foot-long red carpet (which gets rolle...
Now that it's inevitable that Donald Trump will become the 45th (and Greatest-Ever) President of the United States (he's told us this many times, so we know it's true) it is very important that he picks a fabulous running mate. Someone who can contribute to a landslide victory this November. Donald wants to win "BIGLY"!
Hollywood can do better. Unless we have more diverse writers, producers and executives, we will continue to be portrayed as the chubby sidekick, the over-sexualized temptress or the drug kingpin. But the Hispanic American story, the Black American story, the Asian American story, the Native American story and the LGBT American story is so much more than these one-dimensional stereotypes.
Basil Khalil and Best Actor nominee Eddie Redmayne When English-Palestinian filmmaker Basil Khalil heard that he'd been nominated ...
In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, the amount of parties, gifting lounges, private celebratory dinners reach a crescendo with stars often ...
In a casual conversation in BBC Worldwide offices in New York City, Christian Blauvelt, BBC.com's Deputy Culture Editor gives us an insider scoop into the 2016 Oscar nominations and predicts the top winners of this year's Academy Awards.
Through music, film, dance, poetry, fiction, prose, the stage and beyond, Black artists have created new worlds and ways of living, sparking vital, paradigm-shifting ideas or prompting further necessary questions in exploration of what a revolutionary future looks like.
I have worked in tv and film as a writer/producer for over thirty years and this I know to be true: everyone begins as a minority (some more than othe...
As Hollywood celebrates its biggest night, I plan to lead the charge for inclusion and representation of all groups in the media. That way, in the very near future we can all look back and take pride in a banner year of diversity for everyone in our industry, regardless of race, creed, orientation, ability or gender.